Prospects for reconciliation are bleak. Formal gestures by the government to nudge opposition parties to join an intra-Burundi dialogue have failed
Some countries, including Malawi said the continent could not afford to leave the international court.
Burundi will the first country in history to International Criminal Court.
How is Burundi's media crackdown adding to an already volatile situation that threatens another civil war?
The absence of independent media's a serious blow for the Burundian public who need information every day says Eloge Willy Kaneza of SOS Media Burundi
The Burundi government has called the report biased and politically-motivated.
Africa’s Great Lakes region is wracked by recurrent conflicts. André Guichaoua explains why.
Burundi's president Nkurunziza gives southern rebels two weeks to surrender, or face full force of military
The violence that has gripped the landlocked country and left more than 470 people dead since April 2015
A Burundian rights group has said political violence has killed 1,098 people in the past year
Tourism, that was only begin to pick up, has collapsed. A big hotel in Bujumbura had only two guests during the first four months of the crisis
Athanase Kararuza, who recently headed the African Union-led mission to the Central African Republic, was dropping off his daughter to school.
Ex-Fifa chief Blatter says offered Nkurunziza 'US-approved' football role to tempt him—but Burundi president wouldn't bite
"President Nkurunziza said he was 'very touched.' I urged him. He thought about it and after a moment he answered 'no, I will still run."
Burundi attacks leave five dead; it's a year now since crisis broke out over Nkurunziza's third term bid
The country has been rocked by unrest since April 2015, when President Nkurunziza announced a bid to stand for a third term
Interview with Kofi Annan at Tana Forum: armed conflict now a smaller risk to most Africans than traffic accidents
In Harare, Annan's address elicited gasps of disbelief from his aides, deathly silence from the heads of state and applause from African civil society
As long as the trouble in Burundi remains "a low-intensity conflict" and the world is not forced to act to avert disaster, Nkurunziza will survive
Are poor societies stuck with their dictators and failed elections? Some new and surprising insights
Poor African nations may transition to democratic laws and multiparty polls, but only for a short period. Their odds of flourishing remain slim
“It’s as if la Francophonie was a god and Burundi should bow down to this denial of its sovereignty,” presidential adviser hits back
But a new hithero unseen resolve is emerging--that Burundians will not sit and wait for others to mend their country's fabric.
Relations between Burundi and Rwanda are at a low ebb, with Bujumbura and the UN accusing Kigali of supporting Burundian rebels.
Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela
The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted